Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-05-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Artemis Singers presents June 1 Pride concert and dance
From a press release
2013-05-06

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO ─ Artemis Singers www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present "Amazon Women Rise," a Pride concert and dance, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway, Chicago.

Open to the public, "Amazon Women Rise" celebrates lesbian community and culture. "Artemis Singers celebrates women as we begin LGBT Pride month," said Diana Clegg, artistic director. "We will perform songs that evoke the strength and vibrancy of the lesbian community."

Artemis Singers will begin the concert with "Amazon," the Maxine Feldman-classic that has opened each Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. "Maxine's powerful words and music are not only inspirational, they are a call-to-action," said Clegg.

The Cris Williamson song "Shooting Star," about the intensity of one woman's love for another, is on the program. So too is Alix Dobkin's "Crushes," which recalls the exuberance of young love.

The chorus will perform lesbian parodies of two well-known songs. "Favorite Dyke Things" is a twist to "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music." The song, "I Enjoy Being a Dyke" is a take-off on "I Enjoy Being a Girl" from the Broadway musical "Flower Drum Song."

Visit ArtemisAmazon.brownpapertickets.com to purchase tickets online.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults. Tickets for seniors age 65 and older and for children age 12 and younger are a suggested donation of $10. The ticket price includes admission to both the concert and dance. Tickets may also be purchased by mail with a check payable to Artemis Singers, P.O. Box 578296, Chicago, IL 60657.

Artemis Singers will perform "Fishing," a song commissioned in memory of long-time chorus member Michaeline Chvatal (1947—2008). The barbershop-style "Fishing" brings to mind Chvatal, who shared many stories of growing up in Chicago as a dyke, having crushes on the nuns, in the days when being "out" carried significant risk.

Also on the program is the 1982 song, "Shadows," which speaks to a time when women's love for one another was often fearfully hidden in the shadows, rather than celebrated with pride, and to the toll this took on many relationships.

The concert features two social justice anthems that have been embraced by many civil rights groups: "Never Turning Back," the unofficial theme song of the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women and "Something Inside So Strong," inspired by the history of apartheid South Africa.

The fast-moving Celtic-style tune, "Away Ye Merry Lassies," exhorts "It's a girl's night out," and features hammer dulcimer and hand drum.

The dance with live DJ immediately follows the concert.

Midge Stocker is production manager of the June 1 Artemis Singers "Amazon Women Rise" Pride concert and dance.

Broadway United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Broadway and Buckingham in Chicago's East Lakeview. The concert and dance are both accessible.

Artemis Singers has been a mainstay in lesbian feminist cultural life. Founded in 1980, the chorus specializes in performing music written or arranged by women. Artemis Singers is comprised of women with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to effecting positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and women artists. Performances highlight historical, political and personal events common to women.

Artemis membership is open to all women singers. The group provides creative opportunities for women interested in choral production: song writing and arranging, choreography, audio recording, stage management, artistic direction and vocal instruction. Artemis Singers will hold new member nights August 22 and August 29.

Email info@artemissingers.org for details or to request June 1 tickets be held at the door. For more information, call Artemis Singers at (773) 764-4465. Artemis Singers is on Facebook.


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Affinity marks 20 years of grassroots accomplishments 2015-05-20
Chicago couple builds arts-enpowerment program for girls 2015-05-20
Chicago Force receiver featured in new football cards 2015-05-20
Griner, Johnson under seven-game suspension 2015-05-19
Upcoming: Midler; Skrebneski; Taste; NYT columnist; Queer Qomedy 2015-05-19
Chicago Sky looks to continue 2014 WNBA Finals momentum 2015-05-19
Griner, Johnson suspended by WNBA after DV incident 2015-05-15
Affinity at 20: Marking two decades of grassroots accomplishments 2015-05-13
PASSAGES Author Nikki Rashan dies 2015-05-13
Griner, Johnson tie the knot 2015-05-10
Windy City Times reporter wins Lisagor Award 2015-05-09
Local attorney Bashor new Nat'l LGBT Bar Association boardmember 2015-05-06
Queen Latifah starring in 'Bessie' May 16 2015-05-06
Fifth Third Bank presents community awards 2015-05-04
Amigas Latinas to fold after 20 years, last event July 10 2015-05-04
Children's museum to host equality event 2015-04-29
Sports: Women's soccer league; Pride 5K; Proud to Run 2015-04-29
Equality Illinois holds 'Spring Fling' 2015-04-28
Tamale Rocks exposes 2-way mirror in club restroom 2015-04-28
Anne Balay, Daisy Hernandez Lambda Literary's Emerging Writer Award Winners 2015-04-28
Michfest to close doors after 40 Years, community responds 2015-04-22
Entertainment: Andrew Rannells; Cher; Hugh Jackman; 'Orange Is the New Black' 2015-04-22
MUSIC Lesbian fronts band Fit for Rivals 2015-04-22
BOOK REVIEW The Old Deep and Dark 2015-04-21
Vogel: This will be last year of MichFest 2015-04-21
Former Baldwin staffer lodges ethics complaint 2015-04-21
Activists look back on George's legacy 2015-04-19
Vicci Martinez releases new EP "I Am" 2015-04-17
Longtime lesbian-feminist activist Sidney Abbott dies 2015-04-17
VIEWS: MOMBIAN New edition enlivens 'Two Mommies' for families today 2015-04-15
Robin Roberts on cover of AARP Magazine 2015-04-14
Becky Kanis: Champion of change 2015-04-14
Exhibit shows history of UChicago LGBTQ life 2015-04-14
Force wins over West Michigan Mayhem 2015-04-13
Lesbian political action committee endorses Clinton 2015-04-13
Survey seeks input on Chicago African American lesbian history 2015-04-13
NCLR and Task Force remove names from Michfest petition 2015-04-09
Rabbinical group gets first-ever lesbian president 2015-04-08
Nationally known comics to celebrate progressive comedians 2015-04-07
Louisiana school to allow lesbian student to wear tux to prom 2015-04-07
 



Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.